Long Term Ecological Research
Catimbau National Park Site
- Books from Field Courses
- Field Guide
- Biological Data Base
Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva, Inara R. Leal e Marcelo Tabarelli (Eds.)
- The first English-language book focused exclusively on South America’s largest tropical dry forest.
- One of the few books on regional sustainable development that examines an entire, large ecological (rather than political) tropical region.
- One of the few books on regional sustainable development that proposes a roadmap for the conservation of natural resources and human development by synthesizing information on biodiversity, key ecosystem services and socioeconomic systems. (Springer)
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Marcelo Tabarelli, Felipe F. S. Siqueira, Julia Backé, Rainer Wirth and Inara R. Leal
Inara R. Leal, Laura C. Leal, Fernanda M. P. de Oliveira, Gabriela B. Arcoverde and Alan N. Andersen
Book: Ant-Plant Interactions: Impacts of Humans on Terrestrial Ecosystems
Paulo S. Oliveira and Suzanne Koptur (Eds.)
Editora: Cambridge University Press
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Papers at Scientific Journals
Oliveira et al 2020 - Plant protection services mediated by extrafloral nectaries decline with aridity but are not influenced by chronic anthropogenic disturbance in Brazilian Caatinga. Journal of Ecology
Szyja et al 2019 - Neglected but Potent Dry Forest Players: Ecological Role and Ecosystem Service Provision of Biological Soil Crusts in the Human-Modified Caatinga. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Santos et al 2019 - Frugivory by birds in four species of Cactaceae in the Caatinga, a dry forest in Brazil. Iheringia, Série Zoologia
Las-casas et al 2019 - The avifauna of the Catimbau National Park, an important protected area in the Brazilian semiarid. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia.
Silva et al 2019 - Extrafloral nectar as a driver of ant community spatial structure along disturbance and rainfall gradients in Brazilian dry forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology
Ciência & Cultura: Caatinga Special Edition ( In Portuguese)
Siqueira et al. 2018 - Human disturbance promotes herbivory by leaf-cutting ants in the Caatinga dry forest.
Barbier et al 2017 - From the Atlantic Forest to the borders of Amazonia: species richness, distribution, and host association of ectoparasitic flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) in northeastern Brazil
Leal et al. 2015a - The Benefits of Myrmecochory: A Matter of Stature. Biotropica
Ribeiro et al. 2015 - Chronic anthropogenic disturbance drives thebiological impoverishment of
the Brazilian Caatingavegetation. Journal of Applied Ecology
Books from Ecology and Conservation of Caatinga Field Courses
De Paula 2019 - PARNA Catimbau Seeds Field Guide (in portuguese)
De Paula 2019 - Illustrated Seed Guide of PARNA Catimbau (in portuguese)
De Paula 2018 - PARNA Catimbau Woody Field Guide (in portuguese)
De Paula 2018 - Guia ilustrado de Plantas Lenhosas do PARNA Catimbau (in portuguese)
Santos et al 2012 - Rare Species at Catimbau National Park (in portuguese)
Santos et al 2012 - Endemic Species at Catimbau National Park (in portuguese)
Santos et al 2012 - Invasive Species at Catimbau National Park (in portuguese)
BIOLOGICAL DATA BASE
Data on the occurrence of species of the different biological or functional groups collected by the multi-tiers inventories of the Catimbau PELD will be deposited in an online platform of the SiBBr (Brazilian Biodiversity Information System), as provided by the PELD Data Policy. The species occurrence data from different biological or functional groups collected by the multi-inventories of the LTER Catimbau will be deposited in the online platform of the Brazilian Biodiversity Information System, as directed by the PELD Data Policy.
Another data bases from the other biological groups are registred at SiBBr Plataform. However, theese data are preliminary (see the topic "Tipos de dados - Data types" at the data policy file below) and will become public within the timeframe stipulated by the policy.
SiBBr and the Data Policy
Species Identification Booklet